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Jamal Murray signs massive extension with Nuggets

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Murray joins the $100+ million club of former players coached by John Calipari.

NBA: Playoffs-Portland Trail Blazers at Denver Nuggets Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Jamal Murray is the latest former Kentucky Wildcats star to sign a massive NBA contract extension.

On Sunday, Murray and the Denver Nuggets reached an agreement on a five-year, $170-million extension, according to Shams Charania.

The No. 7 overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft just enjoyed his best season as a pro, averaging 18.2 points, 4.8 assists, and 4.2 rebounds in 32.6 minutes per game.

In the playoffs, Murray averaged 21.7 points and 4.7 assists per game while leading Denver to Game 7 in the Western Conference Semifinals before bowing out to the Trail Blazers.

Now, Murray and Nuggets will return most of their roster and be a strong NBA Finals contender in the Western Conference.

Murray joins a group of former John Calipari-coached players to sign NBA contracts worth $100+ million, including Derrick Rose, John Wall, Anthony Davis, Karl-Anthony Towns and Devin Booker.

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